Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 612 587
Rank change year-on-year +5 -25 -69
Contract jobs citing IPsec 289 274 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 2.04% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 168 223
UK median daily rate £425 £414 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% -5.43% +1.16%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
90th Percentile £585 £542 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £409
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.20% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 14
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £41.25 £46.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -12.08% +3.30%
10th Percentile £26.61 £36.13 £26.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.38 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.71 £41.25 £47.83
% change year-on-year +5.96% -13.76% -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,583 13,440 16,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 13.66% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,189 8,197 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 725 838
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -19.79% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.10 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.04 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -22.48% +25.00%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 276 £425 +1.80% 60
UK excluding London -15 153 £425 +6.25% 46
London +5 127 £425 - 20
South East +6 75 £450 +5.88% 13
North of England -2 28 £415 +10.67% 16
East of England +5 26 £550 +41.48% 2
Yorkshire - 21 £414 - 7
Midlands -33 11 £415 +44.35% 5
South West -22 10 £375 -10.18% 4
East Midlands -12 6 £380 +33.92% 2
North West -18 6 £505 +30.32% 8
West Midlands -12 5 £415 +0.61% 3
Wales - 3 £325 - 4
North East -2 1 £500 +81.82% 1
Scotland -35 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 171 (59.17%) Cisco
2 169 (58.48%) Firewall
3 152 (52.60%) VPN
4 126 (43.60%) SSL
5 115 (39.79%) WAN
6 110 (38.06%) DNS
6 110 (38.06%) TCP/IP
7 108 (37.37%) LAN
8 96 (33.22%) DHCP
9 95 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (31.49%) Wireless
11 90 (31.14%) OSPF
12 87 (30.10%) BGP
13 79 (27.34%) Data Centre
14 77 (26.64%) VMware
14 77 (26.64%) Linux
14 77 (26.64%) Security Cleared
15 75 (25.95%) Microsoft
16 73 (25.26%) Cisco ASA
17 72 (24.91%) CCNP
17 72 (24.91%) Juniper
18 71 (24.57%) Network Security
19 69 (23.88%) Palo Alto
20 68 (23.53%) HTTP
21 64 (22.15%) FTP
22 62 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 61 (21.11%) CheckPoint
24 56 (19.38%) Windows
25 54 (18.69%) Cisco Nexus
26 53 (18.34%) MPLS

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (9.69%) Apache
2 26 (9.00%) nginx
3 25 (8.65%) IIS
4 21 (7.27%) Jetty
4 21 (7.27%) Mongrel
4 21 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 21 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.50%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.46%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (9.69%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (9.34%) MS Visio
3 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (7.96%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (7.27%) Google App Engine
6 13 (4.50%) Office 365
7 5 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.38%) IaaS
9 3 (1.04%) PaaS
9 3 (1.04%) SaaS
9 3 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.69%) Route 53
11 1 (0.35%) Akamai
11 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 169 (58.48%) Firewall
2 152 (52.60%) VPN
3 126 (43.60%) SSL
4 115 (39.79%) WAN
5 110 (38.06%) DNS
5 110 (38.06%) TCP/IP
6 108 (37.37%) LAN
7 96 (33.22%) DHCP
8 91 (31.49%) Wireless
9 90 (31.14%) OSPF
10 87 (30.10%) BGP
11 73 (25.26%) Cisco ASA
12 71 (24.57%) Network Security
13 68 (23.53%) HTTP
14 64 (22.15%) FTP
15 54 (18.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 53 (18.34%) MPLS
17 46 (15.92%) Internet
18 43 (14.88%) EIGRP
19 39 (13.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.65%) MySQL
2 18 (6.23%) MongoDB
3 17 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 17 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.81%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.04%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 35 (12.11%) Travis CI
3 12 (4.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.73%) JIRA
5 4 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) AppScan
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) GCC
7 1 (0.35%) GitLab
7 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.35%) JMeter
7 1 (0.35%) JUnit
7 1 (0.35%) RStudio
7 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (12.46%) Finance
2 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.08%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.73%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Legal
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Avionics
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (34.60%) Network Engineer
2 38 (13.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (11.07%) Security Engineer
4 23 (7.96%) Analyst
4 23 (7.96%) Architect
5 21 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (6.23%) Network Analyst
6 18 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (5.88%) Consultant
8 16 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (5.19%) Network Security Analyst
9 15 (5.19%) Security Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (4.15%) Network Consultant
12 11 (3.81%) Support Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Network Support
13 10 (3.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Security Architect
14 9 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 26 (9.00%) .NET
3 21 (7.27%) Servlets
4 20 (6.92%) J2EE
5 9 (3.11%) JSON
6 7 (2.42%) CSS
7 5 (1.73%) SAML
8 4 (1.38%) Web Services
8 4 (1.38%) XML
9 3 (1.04%) LAMP
9 3 (1.04%) LDAP
9 3 (1.04%) POSIX
9 3 (1.04%) REST
10 2 (0.69%) OAuth
10 2 (0.69%) Universal Windows Platform
11 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (0.35%) Node.js
11 1 (0.35%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 79 (27.34%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.42%) PKI
3 29 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.42%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.04%) NHS
9 3 (1.04%) Replication
10 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.35%) Clustering
11 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.35%) EPoS
11 1 (0.35%) LIMS
11 1 (0.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 77 (26.64%) Linux
2 56 (19.38%) Windows
3 24 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.19%) Unix
5 11 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.73%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.38%) SUSE
9 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.04%) CentOS
11 2 (0.69%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.69%) Fedora
11 2 (0.69%) HPUX
12 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.65%) DevOps
2 48 (16.61%) Configuration Management
3 41 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (13.84%) Change Management
5 39 (13.49%) ITIL
6 38 (13.15%) Network Management
7 37 (12.80%) Open Source
8 25 (8.65%) Migration
9 23 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
11 19 (6.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 19 (6.57%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.88%) Project Management
13 16 (5.54%) Information Security
13 16 (5.54%) ITIL V3
13 16 (5.54%) Network Design
13 16 (5.54%) Network Virtualisation
13 16 (5.54%) Target Operating Model
14 15 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (4.84%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.57%) Java
2 16 (5.54%) Python
3 15 (5.19%) C
4 9 (3.11%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.77%) Perl
6 5 (1.73%) C++
6 5 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.04%) Go
7 3 (1.04%) SQL
7 3 (1.04%) Tcl
8 2 (0.69%) C#
8 2 (0.69%) PHP
8 2 (0.69%) Rust
8 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (26.64%) Security Cleared
3 72 (24.91%) CCNP
4 53 (18.34%) SC Cleared
5 48 (16.61%) CCNA
6 31 (10.73%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.23%) Degree
8 12 (4.15%) CCSA
8 12 (4.15%) HP MASE
9 11 (3.81%) CCSE
10 10 (3.46%) CCIE
11 9 (3.11%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (2.42%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.08%) CISSP
13 6 (2.08%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.38%) CCIP
14 4 (1.38%) CCSP
14 4 (1.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.46%) SLA
3 7 (2.42%) QA
4 5 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.69%) GDPR
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) GAMP
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.35%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 62 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (16.96%) Active Directory
3 21 (7.27%) Xen
4 17 (5.88%) vSphere
5 14 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (4.15%) FreeRADIUS
7 11 (3.81%) Docker
8 7 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.73%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.69%) Btrfs
12 2 (0.69%) Firmware
12 2 (0.69%) IAG
12 2 (0.69%) vCloud
12 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 43 (14.88%) Puppet
2 28 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.92%) Cisco Prime
4 19 (6.57%) Ansible
5 15 (5.19%) Nagios
6 13 (4.50%) FortiGate
7 12 (4.15%) Cacti
8 7 (2.42%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.42%) Terraform
9 6 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.73%) QRadar
10 5 (1.73%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.38%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.38%) Salt
11 4 (1.38%) SCCM
11 4 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.69%) Nessus
13 2 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 171 (59.17%) Cisco
2 77 (26.64%) VMware
3 75 (25.95%) Microsoft
4 72 (24.91%) Juniper
5 69 (23.88%) Palo Alto
6 61 (21.11%) CheckPoint
7 50 (17.30%) Aruba
8 48 (16.61%) SolarWinds
9 41 (14.19%) HP
10 38 (13.15%) F5
11 30 (10.38%) Google
12 26 (9.00%) Fortinet
13 19 (6.57%) Forcepoint
13 19 (6.57%) Qualys
14 15 (5.19%) Brocade
14 15 (5.19%) Meraki
15 14 (4.84%) Red Hat
16 12 (4.15%) Infoblox
17 11 (3.81%) Barracuda Networks
17 11 (3.81%) Riverbed